Vinson & Elkins has an experienced team of lawyers representing clients in mezzanine finance transactions. Our lawyers regularly work across capital structures on both debt and equity deals to offer creative finance advice for all types of capital structures. We achieve optimal results for clients by seamlessly structuring loans and equity investments to provide both lender protection and maximum upside flexibility. Blending deal experience, finance acumen, and legal and regulatory knowledge, we offer practical, solutions-oriented advice regarding capital preservation, risk management, and the many significant legal, business, and regulatory complexities that our clients face.
V&E’s Finance lawyers advise on a wide variety of
mezzanine loan transactions involving businesses across industries and on a
global scale. We offer counsel on all aspects and at every stage of financing
transactions, facilitating the entire loan process from structuring and
drafting to negotiating the documents
and deal terms, executing the transactions, and addressing all post-closing
issues and contingencies. We are
experienced with all types of investments, whether they take the form of debt,
equity, conveyances of real property interests, or any combination thereof.
Our Finance lawyers represent alternative lenders, such as
private equity funds, mezzanine funds, and hedge funds, as well as borrowers. As
leaders in both finance and energy, we are highly experienced and particularly
adept at handling mezzanine loans involving energy assets and energy-industry
Employing an integrated approach, we work closely with lawyers in our Tax,
Mergers & Acquisitions, and Restructuring & Reorganization practices, among
others at our firm, to provide tailor-made solutions when significant changes
impact borrowers and their ability to repay loans. We leverage their knowledge and skill to provide guidance that
enables our clients to minimize their tax liability while maximizing gain both
in engaging in loan transactions and when exiting relationships. In addition, we
retain a full-time staff of property analysts who conduct investigations to
assess business risks and liabilities and assure that borrowers have proper
title to loan collateral.